Period
to 30 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere
UK > England
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 499 392 389
Rank change year-on-year -107 -3 -83
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 202 150 527
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.46% 0.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.66% 3.16% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 80 283
10th Percentile £388 £360 £375
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -2.56% -2.50%
75th Percentile £588 £550 £556
90th Percentile £625 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £485
% change year-on-year +10.53% -2.06% -0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
10th Percentile " " £15.80
25th Percentile £64.85 " £16.25
Median hourly rate £67.19 - £17.00
75th Percentile £69.54 " £33.50
90th Percentile " " £43.40
UK median hourly rate £67.19 - £17.00

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7,590 4,741 13,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.18% 14.60% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,187 3,232 8,505
10th Percentile £300 £306 £267
25th Percentile £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £569 £573
90th Percentile £675 £660 £638
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 100 262
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.61 £11.25
25th Percentile £16.23 £15.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.65
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.77% -1.74%
75th Percentile £55.44 £32.25 £34.51
90th Percentile £68.08 £54.35 £52.03
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Hourly rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the England region over the 6 months to 30 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -96 110 £535 +18.89% 26
South East -58 27 £544 +3.57% 8
North of England -37 19 £442 +8.34% 6
East of England -6 18 - - 1
North West -35 17 £377 +4.58% 1
Midlands -46 13 £525 -23.64% 2
East Midlands -11 9 £525 -23.64% 1
West Midlands -37 3 £550 - 1
South West -10 2 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -28 2 £500 +5.26% 5
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 120 (59.41%) Java
2 84 (41.58%) Oracle
3 80 (39.60%) IBM
4 75 (37.13%) Linux
5 71 (35.15%) Tomcat
6 70 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
7 67 (33.17%) SQL
8 60 (29.70%) Jenkins
9 57 (28.22%) Social Skills
10 56 (27.72%) WebSphere Application Server
11 53 (26.24%) Windows
12 52 (25.74%) Unix
13 48 (23.76%) WebSphere MQ
14 46 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
15 42 (20.79%) AWS
16 40 (19.80%) Banking
17 37 (18.32%) Finance
17 37 (18.32%) Middleware
17 37 (18.32%) Python
17 37 (18.32%) DevOps
17 37 (18.32%) Puppet
18 36 (17.82%) Kubernetes
19 34 (16.83%) Git (software)
19 34 (16.83%) Spring
20 33 (16.34%) Maven
20 33 (16.34%) J2EE
20 33 (16.34%) SSL
21 32 (15.84%) Shell Script
21 32 (15.84%) Apache
21 32 (15.84%) Ansible

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 71 (35.15%) Tomcat
2 56 (27.72%) WebSphere Application Server
3 32 (15.84%) Apache
4 30 (14.85%) WebLogic
5 23 (11.39%) JBoss
6 20 (9.90%) IBM Domino
7 19 (9.41%) Jetty
8 17 (8.42%) IIS
9 11 (5.45%) Confluence
10 10 (4.95%) FileNet
10 10 (4.95%) nginx
11 9 (4.46%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (3.96%) Apache ServiceMix
12 8 (3.96%) Apache Solr
13 7 (3.47%) Mongrel
13 7 (3.47%) WebSphere Portal
14 6 (2.97%) IBM HTTP Server
14 6 (2.97%) SharePoint
14 6 (2.97%) WebLogic Portal
15 5 (2.48%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.99%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.99%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 20 (9.90%) Magento
2 13 (6.44%) Maximo
3 9 (4.46%) Shopify
4 3 (1.49%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 42 (20.79%) AWS
2 31 (15.35%) GCP
3 23 (11.39%) GitHub
4 22 (10.89%) Azure
5 14 (6.93%) PaaS
6 13 (6.44%) IaaS
7 8 (3.96%) SaaS
8 7 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (3.47%) Google App Engine
8 7 (3.47%) Microsoft 365
8 7 (3.47%) Serverless
9 6 (2.97%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.98%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 4 (1.98%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (1.98%) Kong
10 4 (1.98%) OpenShift
11 3 (1.49%) Attraqt
11 3 (1.49%) AWS CodePipeline
11 3 (1.49%) SpeedCurve
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.34%) SSL
2 26 (12.87%) HTTP
3 22 (10.89%) Firewall
4 21 (10.40%) DNS
5 18 (8.91%) FTP
6 16 (7.92%) WAN
7 15 (7.43%) DHCP
8 13 (6.44%) TCP/IP
9 12 (5.94%) Fibre Channel
9 12 (5.94%) iSCSI
9 12 (5.94%) LAN
9 12 (5.94%) SAN
10 11 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (5.45%) FCoE
10 11 (5.45%) Multicast
10 11 (5.45%) NAS
10 11 (5.45%) SSH
11 7 (3.47%) IPsec
12 5 (2.48%) Telnet
12 5 (2.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.39%) DB2
2 22 (10.89%) SQL Server
3 20 (9.90%) MySQL
4 13 (6.44%) MongoDB
5 11 (5.45%) DbVisualizer
6 9 (4.46%) Hadoop
6 9 (4.46%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.96%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.97%) HBase
9 5 (2.48%) Apache Ignite
9 5 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.98%) Redis
10 4 (1.98%) SAP HANA
11 3 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.49%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.49%) Riak
12 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.50%) Hazelcast
13 1 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 60 (29.70%) Jenkins
2 34 (16.83%) Git (software)
3 33 (16.34%) Maven
4 30 (14.85%) JIRA
5 29 (14.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 21 (10.40%) IBM UrbanCode
7 18 (8.91%) JUnit
8 13 (6.44%) Cucumber
9 11 (5.45%) Mockito
10 10 (4.95%) Gradle
11 9 (4.46%) Selenium
12 7 (3.47%) REST Assured
12 7 (3.47%) Travis CI
13 6 (2.97%) WebDriver
14 5 (2.48%) Postman
14 5 (2.48%) SoapUI
15 4 (1.98%) CircleCI
15 4 (1.98%) SonarQube
15 4 (1.98%) Subversion
16 3 (1.49%) JMeter
General
1 57 (28.22%) Social Skills
2 40 (19.80%) Banking
3 37 (18.32%) Finance
4 28 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (11.39%) Retail
6 9 (4.46%) Investment Banking
7 7 (3.47%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.98%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (1.49%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (1.49%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.49%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.99%) Back Office
10 2 (0.99%) Law
10 2 (0.99%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.50%) Billing
11 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (29.70%) Developer
2 33 (16.34%) Java Developer
3 22 (10.89%) Architect
4 15 (7.43%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (6.93%) Administrator
5 14 (6.93%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (6.44%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (6.44%) WebSphere Specialist
7 11 (5.45%) Maximo Developer
8 10 (4.95%) Applications Specialist
9 9 (4.46%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 9 (4.46%) Tester
9 9 (4.46%) WebSphere Administrator
9 9 (4.46%) WebSphere Developer
10 8 (3.96%) Analyst
10 8 (3.96%) Server Specialist
10 8 (3.96%) WebSphere Server Specialist
11 5 (2.48%) Consultant
11 5 (2.48%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.48%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (23.76%) WebSphere MQ
2 37 (18.32%) Middleware
3 34 (16.83%) Spring
4 33 (16.34%) J2EE
5 25 (12.38%) RESTful
6 20 (9.90%) .NET
6 20 (9.90%) Hibernate
6 20 (9.90%) Node.js
7 19 (9.41%) HTML
7 19 (9.41%) XML
8 17 (8.42%) Web Services
9 16 (7.92%) SOAP
10 14 (6.93%) Kafka
11 12 (5.94%) AngularJS
12 11 (5.45%) REST
13 10 (4.95%) Java EE
13 10 (4.95%) JSON
13 10 (4.95%) Servlets
14 9 (4.46%) Drools
14 9 (4.46%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.92%) Clustering
1 16 (7.92%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (4.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (4.46%) DataPower
4 8 (3.96%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (3.47%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.97%) Cloud Native
6 6 (2.97%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.97%) User Experience
7 5 (2.48%) Credit Derivative
7 5 (2.48%) Derivative
7 5 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.48%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.98%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.98%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.98%) PKI
8 4 (1.98%) Wiki
9 3 (1.49%) FMCG
9 3 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (37.13%) Linux
2 53 (26.24%) Windows
3 52 (25.74%) Unix
4 12 (5.94%) Solaris
4 12 (5.94%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.94%) zOS
5 9 (4.46%) AIX
6 5 (2.48%) MVS
7 2 (0.99%) OS/400
7 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
3 37 (18.32%) DevOps
4 29 (14.36%) E-Commerce
5 28 (13.86%) Test Automation
6 27 (13.37%) Microservices
6 27 (13.37%) Scrum
7 26 (12.87%) Software Engineering
8 25 (12.38%) TDD
9 24 (11.88%) BDD
9 24 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (10.89%) Build Automation
11 20 (9.90%) SDLC
12 19 (9.41%) Migration
13 18 (8.91%) Configuration Management
13 18 (8.91%) ITIL
14 17 (8.42%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (8.42%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (6.93%) Continuous Deployment
16 13 (6.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (59.41%) Java
2 67 (33.17%) SQL
3 37 (18.32%) Python
4 32 (15.84%) Shell Script
5 30 (14.85%) JavaScript
6 15 (7.43%) PL/SQL
7 13 (6.44%) PowerShell
8 11 (5.45%) Groovy
9 9 (4.46%) Bash Shell
9 9 (4.46%) PHP
10 8 (3.96%) Java 8
11 7 (3.47%) Go
11 7 (3.47%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.48%) Assembly Language
12 5 (2.48%) C++
12 5 (2.48%) Perl
12 5 (2.48%) REXX
13 4 (1.98%) VBScript
14 3 (1.49%) AWK
14 3 (1.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.44%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.45%) Degree
4 4 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.50%) ISEB
5 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.96%) GDPR
2 6 (2.97%) COBIT
3 5 (2.48%) QA
4 4 (1.98%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.49%) SLA
6 2 (0.99%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.50%) SEPA
System Software
1 30 (14.85%) Docker
2 28 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.91%) Xen
4 12 (5.94%) Hyper-V
5 11 (5.45%) Active Directory
5 11 (5.45%) KVM
5 11 (5.45%) NFS
5 11 (5.45%) SRDF
6 6 (2.97%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (2.97%) Postfix
6 6 (2.97%) qmail
7 5 (2.48%) ACF2
7 5 (2.48%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 5 (2.48%) RACF
8 4 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.99%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.99%) vSphere
10 1 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (18.32%) Puppet
2 36 (17.82%) Kubernetes
3 32 (15.84%) Ansible
4 20 (9.90%) Terraform
5 16 (7.92%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.96%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (1.98%) CA Wily
7 4 (1.98%) Nagios
8 3 (1.49%) Grafana
8 3 (1.49%) Salt
9 2 (0.99%) Istio
9 2 (0.99%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.99%) vRealize
10 1 (0.50%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.50%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.50%) vMotion
10 1 (0.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 84 (41.58%) Oracle
2 80 (39.60%) IBM
3 29 (14.36%) Microsoft
4 28 (13.86%) VMware
5 24 (11.88%) Google
6 20 (9.90%) MuleSoft
6 20 (9.90%) Xerox
7 16 (7.92%) Cisco
8 13 (6.44%) hybris
9 12 (5.94%) EMC
9 12 (5.94%) NetApp
10 11 (5.45%) Dynatrace
11 9 (4.46%) New Relic
11 9 (4.46%) SAP
11 9 (4.46%) ServiceNow
12 8 (3.96%) AppDynamics
13 7 (3.47%) Citrix
13 7 (3.47%) Red Hat
14 6 (2.97%) Software AG
14 6 (2.97%) Sybase